Welcome to Cornell Sailing

Books to prepare you for offshore cruising, by best-selling author Jimmy Cornell and the Cornell family. Corrections are published regularly on individual book pages.

From the first book I wrote, my aim was to write the kind of book I wished had been available when we left on our first voyage.
Jimmy Cornell

Jimmy Cornell’s new project: Aventura Zero & the Elcano Challenge

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first round the world voyage, Jimmy Cornell is sailing the historic route of the first circumnavigation achieved by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. Elcano took over the leadership of the expedition when Magellan was killed in the Philippines, and completed the voyage in 1522. In recognition of that fact, this project is called the Elcano Challenge.

A further aim of this challenging voyage is to be the first circumnavigation completed by a fully electric boat, something that would be very much in tune with the current concern for the environment. Jimmy’s fifth boat, Aventura Zero, is the prototype of the new Outremer 4Zero catamaran with zero carbon dioxide footprint at the heart of the concept. The Elcano Challenge plays on the words –  EL.CA.NO!   ELectricity. CArbon. NO!


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The EL.CA.NO. project has been sanctioned as an official event of the quincentenary celebrations of the Magellan-Elcano voyage.



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